Her initiative ShePower is the brainchild of Nisha Krishnan, a journalist who founded channeliam.com. She Power 1.0 and 2.0 were implemented by Nisha as a result of a grant she received from the American State Department in 2020 and 2021. The project was designed to empower women entrepreneurs, startups, and women in technology. The grant was awarded to Ms. Krishnan following her participation in the Alumni Thematic International Exchange Seminar (TIES) held in Almaty, Kazakhstan. In addition to workshops, training, summits, and hackathons, the project included various programs for women in India.
She began her career as a broadcast journalist in 2002 and rose through the ranks to become one of South India’s most dedicated and popular female journalists. In 2008, Nisha Krishnan received the Laadly Award, an award instituted by Population First in collaboration with the United Nations Population Fund. For her television news reports, Nisha won the Kerala State Media Award in 2011. Throughout her career, she has also received several prestigious awards, including the Indian Medical Association Award and the Dr. Ambedkar Award.